The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre, Nanjing

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Commemorating over 300,000 deaths during the 1937 Japanese capture of the then Chinese capital, The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre stands on a former execution and mass burial site. Two marble walls with names of 300,000 victims, halls with photographs of executions, and documents detailing the capture of Nanjing tell the gruesome story of the Japanese Imperial Army's occupation of China. Enter a coffin-shaped display hall to see a mass burial site excavated with numerous bones of victims, and visit a reconstruction of a house ransacked by soldiers. Solemn bronze sculptures and grey stone architecture punctuate gardens with pine and cypress trees. Walk around the 28,000 sq m (302,400 sq ft) grounds, and ring the large bronze bell for peace. Take a look at our Nanjing trip planner to schedule your visit to The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This is an impressive memorial to the universal inhumanity of war. The care and thought put into the layout evokes the proper horror and humility that comes from the barbarity of mankind at its worst.  more »
  • Come to Nanjing so many times, did not expect to come to the memorial today. At the entrance of the museum are several sculptures, the frail and the infirm, the sadness hung over. The inside of the hall has been covered with a layer of haze. The museum is all traces of history, photos, albums, complaints about history, I watched 1.5 hours, a heavy heart 1.5 hours. But there is a very good saying that we should remember history, not hate. We should cherish the peace now rather than hostility.
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  • The memorial is very well done, informing, and respectful. If ever in Nanjing it’s worth the time to stop by! It’s free. There are indoor and outdoor parts to walk through and very good English transl...  more »
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